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Norma A. spent her life on the farm. Since she was just a little girl, she has been work hard to help support her parents and grow crops for their livelihood. Now she has two children. Her husband manages a one-hectare (~2.5-acre) rice field. At first, their harvest was intended for family consumption until they decided to sell the excess for additional income for their family.

Now, she needs additional capital to support her business. She is applying for a loan of Php 10,000 from Community Economic Ventures, Inc. She will use the loanto buy a unitsprayer and foliar fertlizer (fertilizer that is applied directly to plant leaves).

CEVI helps farmers sustain their livelihood. Through the credit services, training, and insurance coverage services that it offers, more and more were able to grow their business.

Additional Information

About Community Economic Ventures, Inc.

Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in Bohol, was awarded the Platinum Award for Transparency in Social Performance Reporting by CGAP. Social performance monitoring is imperative in measuring a microfinance institution’s effectiveness. The fact that CEVI is participating in this process speaks volumes about the organization’s commitment to serving its clients effectively. In addition to providing credit for its clients, CEVI provides savings, insurance, and training through regular cluster group meetings.

You can show your support for CEVI by joining the Friends of CEVI Kiva Lending Team. Learn more by visiting the CEVI website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 330
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,768,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Norma to buy a unit sprayer and foliar fertlizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 2, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009